Let’s celebrate National Almond Day with cookies! Almond Oatmeal Cookies to be exact. These little gems highlight the almond by using sliced almonds, almond butter and pure almond extract. Crispy around the edges, slightly soft at the centre, and scattered with crunchy almond bits is reason to celebrate. Lovely almond flavour without being too sweet makes these Almond Oatmeal Cookies a nice treat with your favourite cup of coffee or tea.
I’m a nut lover in general, but almonds and cashews are my favourite. Almonds because of the crunch and how they’re great in any imaginable way. Roasted, coated, ground, slivered or sliced, they’re always delicious. Also because of their nutritional value. They pack a lot of nutrition in one small handful. One ounce of natural almonds gives you 6 grams of protein, and 3.5 grams of fibre for only 160 calories. Plus numerous other health benefits like helping with weight loss, lowering cholesterol and a good source of antioxidants. Yes, they’re pretty terrific in cookies but try tossing them in your salad, granola or a coating for chicken. So many possibilities make them easy to enjoy.
It doesn’t have to be National Almond Day to enjoy Almond Oatmeal Cookies. Make a batch and freeze for lunches or snacks and enjoy them all month. If they last that long!
Recipe Source: Compelled To Cook